Area School District
Capsule of the Board of Education's Deliberations and Actions
Summary Subject to Revision)
At the regular meeting of
the Board of Education on March 20, 2006, Susan Werkheiser presented the Poetic
Achievement Award to two Moore students, who shared their winning poems with the
Board. Dr. Arthur Scott presented
the NCC 2006-07 budget proposal. Chris
Haller, DíHuy Engineering, presented the engineer report.
Mrs. Rundle presented the Policy Committee report, Mr. Gogel presented
the Facilities Committee and BAVTS reports, Mrs. Erdo presented the CIU20 and
Legislative reports, Mr. Politi presented the NCC report, Mrs. Skrapits
presented the Safe School Committee report, and Lauren Verret presented an
update on Student Council activities.
The Board approved the
of Shawn Clary as Assistant Coach for Boys & Girls Track, effective
January 24, 2006.
to the District Volunteer master listing for the 2005-06 school year:
of Doris Reimer, Accounts Payable Clerk, for the purpose of retirement,
effective July 29, 2006.
of an unpaid child-rearing leave for Karen Paterick, Librarian at Lehigh
Elementary School, for the remainder of the 2005-06 school year.
status and tenure for Linda Deurer, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, who
has completed three (3) years of teaching and has received six (6)
of Sandra Michael, 12-month Secretary, for the purpose of retirement,
effective August 15, 2006.
and Deletions to the Substitute List.
of Kurt Paccio, Director of Technology, at the annual National Education
Computing Conference in San Diego, CA from July 4-7, 2006, at an approximate
cost of $1,370.41.
of Diane Neiper, Jim Pail, & Thomas Neiper and the
attendance/competition of six FBLA students at the FBLA State Competition/
Conference at Hershey, PA April 19-21, 2006 at a total cost to district of
of Pam Hoffner, Environmental Science teacher, and Gene Thrash, Social
Studies teacher, along with 20 High School students, at the Delaware River
Watershed 2006 Youth Eco-Summit at the Tuscarora Inn in Mt. Bethel, PA April
30 - May 2, 2006, at a cost to the district not to exceed $2,130.
of three administrators at the Penn State University Educational Career Day
on March 27, 2006, at a total cost to the District of $583.58.
of Robin Miller, Reading teacher, at the 2006 Bloomsburg University Reading
Conference at Bloomsburg University May 18-19, 2006, at a cost not to exceed
Bower as a Temporary Full-Time Special Education Instructional Assistant,
effective retroactive to October 24, 2005, for salary only.
Salary will be $7.40 per hour, with benefits beginning March 21,
2006, in accordance with the current Salary Schedule of the collective
bargaining agreement. This
position is through the end of the 2005-06 school year.
Toolan as a Cafeteria Monitor, effective retroactive to February 21, 2006.
Her salary will be $7.24 per hour, without benefits.
of summer school instructors and their reimbursement based on the current
Supplemental Reimbursement for Extra Services - Curriculum and Instruction.
Effective date of the program will be from June 22, 2006, through
August 4, 2006.
position of a Special Education Instructional Assistant, effective date to
be determined, for the remainder of the 2005-2006 school year.
Compensation will be in accordance with the salary schedule of the
current collective bargaining agreement.
Bauer and Michelle Hamm to conduct the after-school remedial program under
the EAP Grant guidelines, retroactive
to February 15, 2006.
Keiser as a LTS Custodian, effective retroactive to February 6, 2006.
His salary will be $13.53 per hour, in accordance with the current
Salary Schedule of the collective bargaining agreement, with benefits.
James as a Part-Time Reading Instructional Assistant, effective March 21,
2006. Her salary will be $7.40
per hour, without benefits, and in accordance with the collective bargaining
Mertz, Senior High School Orchestra Director, to accompany high school
student Mark Polyanski to the PMEA State Orchestra Festival at Arcola
Intermediate School in Eagleville, PA March 29 through April 1, 2006, at an
approximate total cost to the district not to exceed $1,110.46.
Pascal as Assistant Boys and Girls Track Coach, with 0 years experience at a
compensation of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement,
totaling $2,837.00, effective March 21, 2006.
Marazzo as Assistant Boys and Girls Track Coach, with 0 years experience at
a compensation of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement
totaling $2,837.00, effective March 21, 2006.
Bryant as Assistant Boys and Girls Track Coach, with 0 years experience at
2/3 of 80% of the current district supplemental reimbursement, totaling
$1,901.00, effective March 21, 2006, pending receipt of proper clearances
and TB test.
Gabryluk as Assistant Boys and Girls Track Coach, with 5+ years experience
at 1/3 of 100% of the current district supplemental reimbursement, totaling
$1,182.00, effective March 21, 2006, pending receipt of an updated 151
clearance and TB test.
of Terry Daubert and senior wrestlers at the National High School Coaches
Association Senior Nationals and Coaching Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA March 21-24,
2006, at an approximate cost to the district of $1,076.00.
Paly as a LTS Instructional Support Teacher, retroactive to March 9, 2006,
through on or about May 31, 2006. Salary will be $212.77 per diem without benefits, based
on a BA degree and Step 1, Year 1 of the current salary schedule.
of Head Football Coach Terry Johnson and Assistant Coaches John Blick and
Mark Bendekovits at the University of Virginia Coaches Clinic April 7-8,
2006, in Charlottesville, VA at a cost to the District of $1,174.00.
of Karen Rehrig, one additional chaperone (Dennis Rehrig), and 13 members of
the Northampton Area Senior High School DECA organization at the DECA ICDC
(International Career Development Conference) competition in Dallas, TX
April 28 to May 3, 2006, at a total cost to the district of approximately
Milburn as a mentor for Susan Kistler for the 2005-2006 school year at an
annual reimbursement of $1,051. The
effective date is September 1, 2005.
of Barbara Carrington, Speech and Language Department Chair, at the
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) Conference in King
of Prussia, PA April 5-8, 2006, at an approximate cost of $624.40.
Thrash and Dan Rempp, Outdoor Club Advisors, to attend an overnight camping
trip with 30 students from the Outdoor Club at Bald Eagle State Forest, PA
May 27-29, 2006, at no cost to the district.
of the NASD High School and Middle School teams at the State Odyssey of the
Mind competition in Altoona, PA on April 8, 2006, at a cost not to exceed
of the following policies: 105.1 - Curriculum Review By Parents/Guardians
and Students, 105.2 - Exemption From Instruction, 109.1 - Complaints About
Instructional Materials, 110 - Instructional/Non-Instructional Supplies, 111
- Lesson Plans, 112 - Guidance Counseling, 115 - Vocational Technical
Education, 116 - Tutorial Instruction, 117 - Homebound Instruction, 119 -
Current Events, 123 - Interscholastic Athletics, 124 - Summer School, 125 -
Adult Education, 127 - Assessments, 140 - Charter Schools, 142 - Migrant
Students, 143 - Standards For Persistently Dangerous Schools, 144 -
Standards For Victims of Violent Crimes, and 405 - Employment of Substitute
Professional Employees. Deletion
of the following policies: 6:11 - Homebound Instruction and 4:02 -
Guidelines for Employing Substitute Teachers.
All additions and deletions to the Policy Book are effective March
of the approval of PlanCon Part F:
Construction Documents for Project No. 3179 by PDE for the High
School Addition/Alteration project.
with Verizon for relocation of telephone poles and cable, as part of the HS
renovation/addition project, at an estimated cost of $8,394.
to be submitted to Northampton County to declare the new maintenance
building at 100 Held Drive as a tax exempt property since it is owned and
used by the school district for school purposes.
of PlanCon Part K: Project Refinancing approval for the 2005 Refunding Issue
which refunded the 2001 Series.
(3) year agreement with Gorman & Associates, Northampton, to provide
Auditing Services from July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2009, in the amount of
Fund/Single Audit EIT
Systems to provide professional services, consultation, and implementation
of a back-up server rebuild at an estimated cost of $4,500 plus mileage.
of Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd to collect delinquent real estate taxes for
the years 2005-2007 and adoption of the resolution establishing the fee
M. Kleinís contract extension as an independent consultant at a rate of
$150.00 per hour for a maximum of 30 hours.
with Dauphin DataCom of Harrisburg, PA to install and configure an internal
wireless network in the new maintenance building at a cost of
for the Districtís participation in the PA Education Joint Purchasing
Council for consortium bidding on fuel oil, natural gas and various other
categories at a membership fee of $250 per year plus $150 flat fee for fuel
oil and 1.5% service fee on other purchases.
of a donation of $500 to George Wolf Elementary School from the Bath Lioness
Club and recognition of the generosity of the organization; the money will
be designated to help with the cost of the school signboard and to purchase
supplemental materials such as signboard letters.
and secondary faculty meeting dates for the 2006-2007
of a donation of eight 21-inch
computer monitors with an estimated value of $600.00 from Synchronoss
consisting of Carolyn Schmidt, Michele Davidson, Tim Huertas, Kristen
Kichline, Gwen Whildin, Deborah Collins, David Lafferty, Susan Werkheiser,
Jean Rundle, Robert Koch, Rose Roberts, Edward Cummings, Darrell Crook, and
William Falstich to develop the districtís Student Wellness Policy.
from Mr. James Myers of a marimba (estimated value $2,000) and from Ms.
Shirley Ann Lerch of an alto saxophone (estimated value $800) to the
Northampton Area Senior High School Big-N-Band.